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We will be able to file for removing conditions on my green card after September 5th. We have a trip to England planned for October. I am curious to know if it is better to file as soon after September 5th or wait until we return from our vacation? Is it likely I will received a biometrics appointment for when we are going to be out of the country? If so, is it easy to have those altered? We live in Oregon so I believe that means we file to California, not sure if that makes any difference to my query.

Thank you in advance,


Lifting ConditionsCIS Office : California Service CenterDate Filed : 2010-09-27NOA Date : 2010-09-29Bio Apt: 2010-11-22Approval : 2010-12-15Green Card Received : 2010-12-22Adjustment of Status TimelineDate Filed : 07-17-2008Check cashed: 07-22-2008NOA Date 1485 : 07-24-2008NOA Date 1765: 07-24-2008Online update: 07-29-2008Bio. Appt. : 08-20-2008EAD Card Production Ordered: 09-24-2008CRIS Email EAD: 09-24-2008EAD Online update 09-25-2008Interview Notice 9-25-2008 for 11-19-08 @ 10.30AM Portland OregonEAD Card Production Ordered (Again? 09-29-2008 and 10-01-08EAD Card received in Mail: 10-03-08Card approved pending follow-up letter from Dr: 11.19.08Card Production Ordered: 12-04-08Card Production Ordered Again: 12-09-08Welcome letter received in the mail: 12-10-08CRIS Email Notification on Welcome letter: 12-15-08Received 2yr Green Card in the mail: 12-16-08 WoohooApplied to remove 'DHS authorization only' from SS Card: 3-10-2009Received new SS Card with no restrictions: 3-16-2009 STARTED N-400 NATURALIZATION PROCESSMailed Package to AZ Lockbox 3/13/14Package Received 3/17/14TEXT and Email Notification Received 3/20/14

Bio apt 4/10/14


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This is one of the tricky questions. Many people, including myself, had to file for ROC while a trip was planned. My wife and I decided to go with filing after we returned from our trip. We had time when we got back and there is really no rush to get the approval earlier since the next step, Naturalization, is still one year away (at that time). Therefore, my recommendation is to prepare everything before you leave, and when you return, just drop it in the mail and let things take their course.

this is my recommendation....

N-400 Naturalization Timeline

06/28/11 .. Mailed N-400 package via Priority mail with delivery confirmation

06/30/11 .. Package Delivered to Dallas Lockbox

07/06/11 .. Received e-mail notification of application acceptance

07/06/11 .. Check cashed

07/08/11 .. Received NOA letter

07/29/11 .. Received text/e-mail for biometrics notice

08/03/11 .. Received Biometrics letter - scheduled for 8/24/11

08/04/11 .. Walk-in finger prints done.

08/08/11 .. Received text/e-mail: Placed in line for interview scheduling

09/12/11 .. Received Yellow letter dated 9/7/11

09/13/11 .. Received text/e-mail: Interview scheduled

09/16/11 .. Received interview letter

10/19/11 .. Interview - PASSED

10/20/11 .. Received text/email: Oath scheduled

10/22/11 .. Received OATH letter

11/09/11 .. Oath ceremony

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